Inprogress Magazine is a online urban arts magazine based in Orlando, Florida created by good friend, Chris "Tobar" Rodriguez. He does a really good job of posting all upcoming art shows in and around the downtown Orlando area. Which is great, because I think the majority of art shows in orlando pass by without anyone knowing about them. The Orlando art scene is growing fast and can be attributed to locals like Tobar who are dedicated their time and effort.
Talk about inspiration, this man is a musician, poet, painter, sketcher, producer, hype man, business owner, and a nice guy all rolled into one. Every time I leave his shop or get off the phone with him I realize how much more I can accomplish on a day to day basis. He not only is focused on his own career, but also leads the B-Side Artist Crew as well as the Solillaquists of Sound, and also organizes a weekly event for others to show off their art and products.
Ted.com is one of the greatest sources of "new intelligence". You can watch talks about every aspect of life from the smartest people in their perspective fields. I think TED talks should be shown in schools. I know most talks would be over the heads of the majority of american kids, but it would be worth it for the few that will be inspired.
Some of my favorites after the break..
I met Brandon McLean back in August of 2007 when he displayed a collection of his art in the lobby during the premiere of Rland. He is a super nice guy and his stuff is the definition of vintage artwork. Check out his newly revamped website at Elus1v.com